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Calories Aren’t All That Count

On one of my first days working as a hospital dietitian, I had a patient come in with a feeding tube. A feeding tube is a device used to provide nutrition to people who cannot eat orally. This patient was receiving all of his nutrition through the tube, which means I could control every last calorie ...

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Cholesterol: Your TRUE Love (are you ready for this?)

It’s Valentine’s Day. The day when people everywhere reflect on their relationships. And, since February is American Heart Month, it’s extra heavy on my heart just how many people I hear from who want to break up with cholesterol. When really…. we should be falling in love with cholesterol over and over again! First things first—let’s get clear on how serious ...

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How to Detox Daily (And Why You Should!)

I’ll admit—I used to think detoxing was a complete scam. Juice cleanses, restrictive fasts and sugar detoxes marketed to us from every angle? Scam. Scammy. Scam. How could they ever be healthy when they don’t provide lasting results? Besides, isn’t your liver already doing all the detoxing needed (that’s kind of like it’s function, right?)? Here’s ...

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5 Tips for Holiday Sugar Cravings!

’Tis the time of year when we’re bombarded with sweets and sugary treats EVERYWHERE. Work parties, family gatherings, everywhere we look. Christmas cookies, candies and junk will be thrown in our faces. It’s socially acceptable to stuff our faces and binge on everything under the sun because “everyone’s doing it.” Over the last month I’ve been ...

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Exercise LESS To Lose MORE Weight

Do you bust your tail at the gym day in and day out, yet you can’t shed a pound? (Or maybe you’re even gaining!) I know too many people who follow restrictive diets, depriving their body of what it needs, all while putting it through hell at the gym. I can relate. I used to do ...

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My Mattress was Putting my Health in Jeopardy!

Goopy, disgusting BLACK mold, alive and growing…UNDERNEATH MY MATTRESS! My two thousand dollar bed. The very bed I spend ⅓ of my time in. Little did I know I was sleeping with mold. Instant flashbacks from the past year came to mind: How sick I’d been—sneezing all the time, coughing, congestion, watery eyes. I even came ...

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6 Healthy Holiday Rituals

If the holidays seem to catch you off guard every year (how do they do that!?), I’ve got six stellar tips that’ll get your mind and body ready to handle them like a champ! Get excited and confident about feeling the best you ever have after a holiday season. My 6 Healthy Holiday Rituals that’ll help ...

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Dietitian Cassie’s 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

If you struggle with finding the perfect gift for those difficult people on your list, or if you put off shopping ‘til last minute then impulse-buy the first things you see (no one really needs a pair of tacky holiday socks…unless they’re those ones with eggs and bacon that Target has…I digress), then I’ve got you ...

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Cassie’s Personal Battle with Sugar Addiction: How You Too Can Overcome It!

It’s the kind of embarrassing moment you never forget… …the morning I had to fess up to my roommate that I’d eaten her entire container of frosted sugar cookies. I thought I’d sneak just one…or two, and before I knew it, all twelve were gone. All twelve cookies. In one night. And to make matters worse, I ...

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Stress SUCKS

I said it. Stress super duper sucks. It affects digestion, depletes our body of nutrients, reduces immune function and affects our mood. It alters our ability to think clearly because it interferes with the production of our feel-good brain chemicals (serotonin and dopamine) which are made in our gut. Stress sets the stage for inflammation which ...

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